FETC News: New computing options for students, schools

HP showcased the following products at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC):

— The HP Mini 5102, touch-enabled netbook featuring the HP Student Edition.
— HP TouchSmart tm2 notebook PC with multitouch technology and options for conversion to a tablet.
— Computing options with the HP Z200 Workstation and HP EliteBook 8440w and 8540w Mobile Workstations.
— The HP Pro All-in-one MS200 Business PC that saves space and energy usage.HP Mini 5102 student edition
The HP Mini 5102, designed with students in mind, features an all-metal case in black, red or blue and offers a range of features including face recognition for easy log-on to Windows® operating systems and password-protected Web sites. It’s available with a four-cell battery for lighter weight or six-cell battery for longer battery life.

Touch-enabled tablet PC
With the convertible tm2, students can choose the configuration and input method that is most comfortable. As a traditional notebook, the tm2 offers a keyboard and touch-enabled display for input. Converted to a slate, the tm2 morphs into a sketchpad with digital pen allowing students to take notes in class. The display also supports multitouch gestures such as zoom, scroll and rotate by allowing more than one finger to be accepted as input simultaneously. With the digital pen, handwriting appears on the display as digital ink, similar to writing on paper.

High-performance computing
The HP Z200 is well-suited for students taking classes that require intensive applications such as engineering, design or animation.It offers dual-core processor options, a convertible minitower, tool-less chassis, and Firewire® and USB ports located on the front of the system.

Space-saving desktops
HP Pro All-in-one MS200’s single console conceals antennas, cables and other peripherals and it consumes less than half the energy of an old PC and LCD display.

For more information, visit http://www.hp.com